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Man stabbed in the leg during attempted robbery

A man has been stabbed in the leg during an attempted robbery in Macclesfield.

Two men were approached by a man wearing a balaclava on Churchway between 5pm and 5.15pm on Friday (10 November).

The offender threatened them with a knife, and demanded a bag from one of the victims.

When the victim pushed him away the offender stabbed him to his left leg.

The two victims ran from the scene, with the man who had been stabbed asking for help from a member of the public near to the Co-op on Westmorland Close.

Officers are appealing for any information about the incident – they are particularly keen to speak to the member of the public who was asked for help.

Detective Sergeant Angela Coppock said: “We would like to speak to the man who was asked for help and anyone else who might have seen what happened on the night.

“If you know anything please call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 842 of 10/11/2017.”

A 17-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery and section 18 wounding has been released pending further inquiries.

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